The Community of Madrid receives the main transport organizations in North America
The Community of Madrid has received today the main transport organizations of North America. The acting Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, David Pérez, has shown the facilities of the Regional Transport Consortium (CRTM) to a first delegation made up of representatives of the American Public Transport Association (APTA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). This afternoon they will visit the Gran Vía Metro station and the headquarters of the railway company in Plaza de Castilla.
Representatives of the main transport companies from Washington, Los Angeles, Ohio or Dallas participated in the meeting, among others. This is a study mission that is part of the preparatory activities for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, the great mobility summit that will take place in Barcelona from June 4 to 7 and in which the CRTM and Metro de Madrid.
During the visit, they have been interested in various aspects related to the subject, such as innovation and development projects related to new technologies, extensions and construction techniques or associated methodologies or actions carried out to increase user demand and improve the customer experience.
The American delegation visited the Center for Innovation and Management of Public Transport in Madrid (CITRAM) where the state of the infrastructures and services operating in the region is observed in real time. Also the Gran Vía station, an emblematic space that represents the past and the future of the Madrid underground.
Next, they traveled by Metro to the company's headquarters in Plaza de Castilla, an example of the application of innovation in caring for the environment. It is a Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) with its own production of electricity through photovoltaic panels, geothermal wells, lighting with natural light sensors and LED technology, as well as water use and green roofs.
Tomorrow, Friday, it will be the turn of a second delegation, made up of representatives from various parts of the world, from New Delhi to Santiago de Chile or Montevideo, who, in addition to today's spaces, will visit the Metro Command Post and the Chamartín station , with its historic trains.
Both the CRTM and Metro de Madrid host a large number of institutional, educational and technical visits to their facilities each year, which allows other suburban and transport systems, both national and international, to learn how these organizations work.
So far this year, 18 national and international delegations have visited the CRTM and 23 have visited the Metro. Of particular note was the one carried out by representatives of the line operators and remote control of energy from Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona (TMB) or, internationally, SNCF Transilien, brand of the suburban train network of the Île de France region, who were able to learn about the company facilities and held work meetings with the different technical departments.